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In Sleepy Minnesota Suburbs, Church Ladies Launch Gay Marriage Crusade

posted on July 12, 2012

As a symbol of protest against a proposed state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, a group of “church ladies” have begun flying rainbow flags at their homes in some of Minnesota’s wealthiest suburbs, reports Talya Minsberg for The Atlantic. It isn’t a surprise that the amendment is unpopular in the state’s famously progressive “Twin Cities” of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Yet according to Minsberg, the proliferation of the rainbow flags in normally conservative areas, like Eden Praire and Minnetonka, has changed the political dynamics of the state; the debate over gay marriage has “been stripped of notions about left and right, suburban and city-dweller.”

Read at The Atlantic